Whether you’re an experienced person or just learning the basics of wood, wire and tape, there's always something more to learn when it comes to livestock fencing. Today, let’s talk about the sixth cattle fencing mistakes:Making gate openings carry current.
In the electric-fencing system, creating a gate system that conducts current is a challenge. Tianze recommends placing a floating diagonal brace on either side of the gate opening.
In order to keep the fence “hot,” trench both insulated hot and cold galvanized wires 1-foot deep under the opening (perhaps deeper in high-traffic areas or low-lying wet spots, or shallower in less-used pasture settings). The gate no longer needs to carry current, because you have the current under the ground.